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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

#1 of 3 things to do in Brighton Features Animals
593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
+61 3 6268 1184
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (pronounced “Bon-a-rong” - Aboriginal meaning “Native Companion”) was established in 1981 as a sanctuary for injured and orphaned wildlife and is Tasmania's most popular wildlife park. At Bonorong you will see native animals which are extinct everywhere but Tasmania such as the famous Tassie Devil, Tasmanian Bettong, Eastern Quoll and Tasmanian Pademelon. You will also see favourites like wombats, koalas, kangaroos, possums, lizards, native birds and so many more. The animals of Bonorong are loved and cherished by all of the staff here at the Park and we are sure you will love them too!
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593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
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+61 3 6268 1184
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This nature reserve is the best I've been to in Australia such an amazing experience with lovely staff and rare native animals up close and personal this is a must do for tassie

Thank Angela A
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind review Angela A! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our Sanctuary, just by visiting you are helping us to continue our work with wildlife in Tasmania :)

Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is fantastic! It was the highlight of our time in Australia. We had a couple hours to kill before flying back to Sydney and decided to drive out to the sanctuary as I had seen info about it on Facebook before we left...More

Thank GoWithNaney
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review GoWithNaney! We are delighted to hear that you decided to pop out and visit our Sanctuary before you headed off to Sydney! Our staff are amazing as are our beautiful critters, we really hope you can make...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing. Greg and his team have set up an awesome animal sanctuary where you can get up close to some local wildlife like wombats, koalas, birds, lizards, Roos and our favorite the Devils! Getting a bag or two of food for the...More

Thank Rob S
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for our lovely review Rob S! How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our Sanctuary! Your support is very much appreciated and will ensure that we can keep working with wildlife in Tasmania. Thank you for visiting, we hope to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen kangaroos up close before, but never so many at once! They're so friendly and keen to see people ( especially ones with food!) and being able to see the Tassie Devils and wombats up close is an absolute treat! You can really...More

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Autumn D for your wonderful words! We have 100 or so kangaroos who love our visitors very much ;)) Thanks so much for your visit - we couldn't run our sanctuary, 24 hour wildlife rescue service and Tassie's only wildlife-dedicated hospital without your support!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this tour. The kangaroos lounging around in the open and being able to hand feed them was so much fun. It has an old devil retirement home. Great idea. I sponsored a snuggle grow pouch for orphan wombat and joey babies. They...More

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much vduncan2929 for your lovely words :) Our sponsor pouches are made by a talented bunch of ladies who fundraise tirelessly for Bonorong's many conservation projects and our new wildlife hospital. What a terrific idea to put them in the names of your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bonorong was a wonderful experience. We had a private tour, which we would recommend. Seeing the Devils was definitely a treat! The birds were fascinating as well and of course, the Koalas, Wombats, Kangaroos and Wallabies are a highlight...especially for kids! This place is very...More

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review R A! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed meeting our amazing critters on your tour :) Your support will ensure we can continue to work with Wildlife in Tasmania, thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the night tour and it was well worth it. Our guide Robyn was fantastic, so welcoming, knowledgable and passionate about her job. We were able to meet so many beautiful animals and feed and pat some of them, including kangaroos, devils, sugar gliders,...More

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review bear580! Robyn does love her job and her enjoys the behind-the-scenes tours just as much as her guests! The financial support you provide our Sanctuary through choosing these longer tours is invaluable - thanks again! :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No visitor to Hobart should miss this easy to reach, lovely sanctuary where you are greeted with a sack of kangaroo food and the friendliest crowd of 'roos ever! More exotic species also abound here, including the elusive and endangered Tasmanian devil (very cute), wombats...More

Thank Snarth
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aww thanks Snarth! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience on a muddy day - sneakers or gumboots are a great idea when it's not dry! The gift shop is a little rustic gem with all proceeds directed straight back into the Sanctuary -...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience during the day time, even better if you pay for the night tour. While not cheap, it was a very interesting to see the wildlife after hours. As a sanctuary - you can at least rationalize it that your money is definitely helping...More

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review sonicreducer42! We thank you for visiting our Sanctuary, your support will help us to continue our work with wildlife in Tasmania, we hope to see you again in the future :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were friendly and welcoming - and many of the animals were excited to see visitors too! It's worth going at the times when there are short tours (11am, and sometime in the afternoon) as the keepers have lots of information to share, and...More

Thank alia_801
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review alia_801! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our Sanctuary, our staff are amazing, the food is yummy and of course the highlight is our beautiful critters! It is thanks to the support of people...More

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B9559LFandrews
Will visitors have an opportunity to hold any of the animals at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary? I'd love to cuddle a Koala
November 15, 2016|
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Response from Bonorong S | Property representative |
Hi there! Thanks for your question. Tasmania has strict regulations around the handling of wildlife, so we only offer pats of the koalas and wombats (this happens on our daily tours, or you can book in a private tour to... More
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valerierose65
Hi, our family will be visiting your santuary next week. My children are 10 and15 years old.would u recommend we do the night tour. regards Valerie
September 16, 2016|
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Response from Caron M | Reviewed this property |
Good afternoon Valerie I don't work at bonorong wildlife sanctuary but I would find it interesting to be able to see the nocturnal animal at night to see what their behaviour is like I would be doing a night visit once I go... More
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Muffin1944
Tried to get your contact page to find out about how to getto you from a cruise ship without taking a ship tour. However, your site would not connect me. Any ideas how to get this info? Thx
December 1, 2015|
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Response from Bonorong S | Property representative |
Hello Muffin1944, thank you for your message :) We've had a few issues with our website over the past week however we're good to go now! When cruise ships are in port, there are shuttle buses that come directly out to... More
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